Robert Carver

Obama on crash of firefighting plane: Crew members are 'heroes'

Obama on crash of firefighting plane: Crew members are 'heroes'

President Obama on Monday expressed his condolences to the families of crew members killed and injured when their military plane crashed while fighting a wildfire in South Dakota.

In a statement released by the White House, Obama called the crew members heroes. The Air National Guard C-130 crashed Sunday while fighting the White Draw Fire in the Black Hills of  South Dakota.

“The men and women battling these terrible fires across the West put their lives on the line...

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